Physics Division Student Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 106011
Job Code: Under Grad Student (705.1) / Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0) / Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2)
Date Posted: August 22 2019

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for undergraduate and graduate level students and recent bachelors or masters level graduates within one year the opportunity to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of:  Optical Imaging; Astrophysics and Planetary Science; Atomic and Particle Physics, and Accelerator Science; Applied Physics; High Energy Density Physics; and Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy. This position may involve hands-on work in a laboratory, computation or data analysis.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Students will work with scientists and physicists doing laboratory or computational research.
- Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
- May present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster session.
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt)
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics or a related field.
- Experience applying basic physics principles to solve technical problems.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate within one year.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in the physical sciences with experience applying basic and scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Experience in operating PC and/or Macintosh computer to translate and report scientific data.
Desired Qualifications
-       GPA of 3.0 or above.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full time position during the summer academic break; a co-op position, full time during the academic semester/quarter, or a year-round part time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks.Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. 

Salaries are based on student academic level. 

Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.



About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.